Weed control at Faure Island

Weed control at Faure Island

One of the legacies of the pastoral era on Faure Island was the introduction of a suite of weeds. 

The most significant weed on Faure Island is Buffel Grass, which is found across 35% of the island.  Other priority weeds include Lupins, Boxthorn and four other pasture grasses.  Control measures involve a targeted herbicide spraying program which has resulted in a substantial reduction in the extent of Lupin and Boxthorn. Buffel Grass is strategically sprayed in order to minimise its spread across the island.​